Closing arguments tomorrow in Monument Ave. baby dumping trial - KCTV5

Closing arguments tomorrow in Monument Ave. baby dumping trial

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The jury will hear closing arguments tomorrow in the trial of a Richmond woman accused of killing her baby and throwing it in a Dumpster along Monument Avenue last year.

Shavaughn Robinson's attorneys called a mental health expert to the stand as they pursued an insanity defense for Robinson.

Robinson faces a first degree murder charge in the newborn's death in May 2013.

Prosecutors have called a series of witnesses to prove Robinson had to know she was pregnant, gave birth in a bathroom stall and then suffocated her baby in a plastic bag she threw in a dumpster behind the Lee Medical Building where she worked as a massage therapist.

Defense attorneys do not debate Robinson gave birth to the baby and then put her in a dumpster. They are focusing on Robinson's history of mental illness.

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